Guitar Orchestra of Barcelona (Sergi Vicente)
Artist
Stablished in 1990, wants to promote and popularize the guitar in the chamber music and instrumental ensemble ambits. This original ensemble is fruit of a continuous work of research, adaptation and performance. It´s repertoire contains from baroque composers to contemporary, specializing in Spanish Music. Agroup characteristic for its youth and with whom habitually colaborate different solists as Lizet Ledón (flute), José Lostaló (bandurria), Vicky Romero (flamenco singer), Pedro Burzaco (violin), Iñaki, Etxepare (cello), E. Tellería (bandoneón), Evelio Tieles (violín), etc. The orchestr has participated in many Festivals and concerts in different places in Spain. Five of his members were selected in 1999 to take part in the “European Guitar and Mandolin Youth Orchestra” with musicians from all european conuntries. Outstands the participation in the last international Guitar Festival in La Habana and in the one in Barcelona, all along with great figures of the guitar (John Williams, Pepe Romero, Leo Brouwer, Paco de Lucía, Vicente Amigo, and so on). Akways with a great reception by public and specialized press.

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Concert al Palau

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This concert was recorded live on May 1st, 2004 at the Palau de la Música Catalana. During the XV Barcelona Guitar Festival and in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of “Orquestra de Guitars de Barcelona” (Guitar Orchestra of Barcelona).

The first of part of the concert was performed by the orchestra formation as it was at the time of the event. The soloist who appear in the second part are musicians who regularly perform with us, and the final section of the program features the entertaining collaboration of some old members of the orchestra, who happily joined in the celebration. This is how we were able to form an orchestra made up 50 guitars.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has offered heir enthusiasm and work over the years to make this project, which began bak in 1989, a relaity.

Sergi Vicente

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